Cloud Computing: Chrome OS Notebooks from Samsung, Acer Steal the Show at Google I/O

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-05-12
 
 
 

Sundar Pichai

Google VP Sundar Pichai touts Chrome OS during the keynote.

Sundar Pichai

Chrome Browser Features

Pichai lists the benefits of the Chrome browser here.

Chrome Browser Features

Samsung Series 5

Here is Samsung's Chromebook, offering users a 12.1-inch screen and 8.5 hours of continuous usage, supported by a dual-core Intel Atom processor.

Samsung Series 5

Acer Chromebook

Acer's notebook is a tad smaller, sporting an 11.6-inch display, 6 hours of usage and the Intel chip.

Acer Chromebook

Chromebook Retail Channel

Here are the distribution channels for both devices.

Chromebook Retail Channel

Chrome for Businesses

Chrome for Businesses will cost enterprise users $28 per month per user, with a three-year subscription for a Samsung or Acer Chromebook.

Chrome for Businesses

Chrome Goes to School

Chrome for Education provides the same tools for $20 per month per user.

Chrome Goes to School

Product Support

Google is promising support, including hardware replacements for when the Chromebooks break down, degrade or are damaged.

Product Support

Chromebox

The Samsung Chromebox is a portable desktop option for Chrome OS business users.

Chromebox

Documents in Chrome OS

Google shows off document file in Chrome OS.

Documents in Chrome OS

Document in Full

See the document rendered in the Chrome browser.

Document in Full

Chrome OS Media Player

Google has added a media player to Chrome OS.

Chrome OS Media Player

Playing Video, Music

The player will run music and video.

Playing Video, Music

Google Music Beta

Google's Music beta, running in Chrome.

Google Music Beta

Picasa

Users may port their Picasa photos to Chrome and manage them there.

Picasa

Offline App Support

Chrome OS applications such as Gmail, Google Docs and apps from these partners will run offline.

Offline App Support

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